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April 17, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

In this post, I want to share some tips about creating families if you want to put them inside your multi-layered wall in Revit® and get nice section views. I'll use two common scenarios to show how to add concrete thickening to precast sandwich walls.

Situation A: Adding concrete thickening around openings

Below is a simple example, but feel free to add any other elements or parameters as needed.

Step 1: Create a face-based family for thickening around the window.

Create solid and void extrusions with the same constraints. In the picture below, you can see one extrusion, but it’s actually one void and one solid element in the same location. Make sure the void does not cut the solid.

Cut a fake host inside the family with the void element. (I minimized the host size for the purpose of this post; there's no need to do that.)

April 12, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

This webinar is about efficiently modeling precast slabs in Revit, specifically by using structural framing elements. Register below for this insider-look at using AGACAD's software for Precast Concrete.

Ideal for structural engineers, designers & drafters, BIM modelers & detailers, and CAD engineers & technicians. Also for companies in building design & engineering, consultancy, and manufacturing.


April 04, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

Our Precast Concrete solution for Revit was just recently updated with new features and performance improvements, including new ways to split walls, add details, and create shop drawings/tickets. But by far the most significant update is that the Metal Framing Floor+ feature has been added to Precast Concrete! We did this especially for clients wanting to create slabs by using Structural Framing families and even apply this to warped double tee slabs for precast parking garages.

March 05, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

The Precast Show 2018 took place at the end of February, and what a terrific event it was for us to attend and exhibit at! The venue, the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, was fantastic with plenty of space for the hundreds of exhibitors showing off everything from big rigs and various precast equipment to engineering consulting services and software like us.

Here's the big blue bear looking in on the action from outside the convention center atrium.













We'd like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who visited our booth!

February 20, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD will be heading to the Mile High City this week to exhibit at The Precast Show – the largest trade show in North America exclusively dedicated to precast.

Naturally we’re looking forward to this outstanding opportunity to showcase our software to the industry in the US! If you're not familiar with our precast software for Revit®, here's a quick summary of how it supports the advancement of the precast industry.


February 15, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our recent webinar on Precast Concrete. Our engineer showed how to model a precast parking garage, complete with detailing and shop drawings. This webinar was unique because he showed how to use Metal Framing Floor+ to add double tee slabs. He put together the condensed version of the webinar below to show the process of modeling a parking garage the way he did.


February 07, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Our third webinar of 2018 will be on February 15th. This one's about creating complex connections automatically, and we'll begin with auto-generating multi-layered wall/floor/roof framing in Revit. That's just the preparation for the fun part, though! Once we've done the framing, we‘ll see how to distribute various connection details (fasteners, hardware, etc.) automatically using our Wood & Metal Framing software and, for even more complex situations, Smart Details, which lets you define rules and insert hundreds of elements throughout your project with a few clicks.

How can you distribute details with the Framing Software?
What are the benefits and possibilities of using Smart Details as well?
Find out in this webinar!

We kindly invite all current users of our Framing software as well as potential users to attend. If you're a modeler, designer, engineer, or architect in Revit, we warmly welcome you to join in this webinar. Our engineer will show just how quick and simple handling fasteners and hardware in Revit can be. Come and see how to do it for yourself!

Thank you.

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